OREA is on the job all year long. We represent the interests of retired teachers at the legislature, the governor's office, retirement and health insurance boards, state pension commission, and more. OREA listens to you and gives voice to your needs and concerns. Opportunities for active involvement are afforded to members eager to participate in OREA's advocacy programs.
Update on HB 1767 that we alerted you to last week: Evidently there was a lot of “back and forth” going on, but it was agreed that the bill will not be heard this session! Thank you to everyone that contacted your representatives to ask them to oppose this bill. Also, thank you to the Retired Educators of Beckham and Roger Mills Counties that sent a letter to the editor of The Elk City News expressing their concerns about this bill!
We don’t often address federal issues in our legislative update, but I would like you to be aware of possible legislation/the American Health Care Act could greatly affect retirees.
Higher premiums. An “age tax” on older Americans. Opening the door for Medicare vouchers and benefit cuts. All to give special interests a billion dollar handout. This bill would be a disaster. AARP